LOS ANGELES, California, USA (sentinel.ht) – Raoul Peck’s documentary, “I Am Not Your Negro”, regarding race in the United States through the words of James Baldwin, will receive the award for the Best Documentary of the Year at the 42nd Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards (LAFCA) in January 2017.
The documentary featuring the stories of three assassinated black icons, Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. was taken from the unfinished work of African-American writer James Baldwin (1924-1987). This work documented the life, the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr, of Medgar Evers, and Malcolm X.
Peck reconstitutes the book dealing with the issue of race in the United States and brings to the screen the words used by Baldwin interested in the recurring racial problem in the United States, scene of riots in recent years because of blacks killed without real justification by the forces of order. The voice of Samuel Jackson is used in the original version of the film and that of Joey Starr for the French version (dubbed).
The LAFCA will formally present its awards at a ceremony in mid-January and Raoul Peck’s documentary will be screened in cinemas starting February 2017.